When the 40-year-old actress first heads the term “geriatric pregnancy” she laughed “until I realized that’s actually what it’s called at my age.”
Joanna Gaines opens up about having the fifth child eight years after welcoming her fourth in the new Fall issue of her and her husband Chip’s magazine, ‘Magnolia Journal.’ In September 2017, after the fifth season of the mega-popular HGTV series, she has opened about the couple decision of announcing the end of the series, saying, “Chip and I made a choice to take some time off this past year because it seemed best for us in that season — even though we knew it would stretch us to stay still.” Joanna has said that only a few weeks later she realized that she was pregnant.
She has admitted that they “joked about the possibility of having another child.” The couple even spoke about it publicly a few times, hinting about whether or not the Gaines crew might grow past their clan of four— 13-year-old Drake, 11-year-old Ella, 9-year-old Duke, 8-year-old Emmie. The “Fixer Upper” actress has explained, “I truly believed I was done. And yet, after eight years, here I am with a newborn in my arms.”
The family has welcomed Crew Gaines on 21 st June. In a tweet, announcing the birth, Chip wrote: “And then there were 5. The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 delicate fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great! #blessedBeyondBelief.” Though the mother of five has said that she feels like “a first-time mom all over again” after her extended break from babies, she’s more self-assured in her mothering experience.
Joanna has admitted that she doesn’t know whether it’s because she is a little older, but this time around she is more comfortable in her own skin, sure that she can do this, tying her own journey to the eighth issue of ‘Magnolia Journal’ overarching theme: “Made Ready.”